15 episodes

Welcome to the Wedding Plan! My name is Tyler Speier and I am a luxury event planner based in Santa Barbara, California. My team and I get to travel the world producing amazing events, especially weddings. Being an event planner is one of the great joys of my life, along with being a husband and a daddy. My heart for this podcast is for it to be a vulnerable space to share the adventures that happen behind the scenes of picture-perfect weddings. To many people, my job looks glamorous, and parts of it are. But I’m excited to share about the literal blood, sweat, and tears behind every glamorous outcome. Follow along for real-life stories of trials and struggles from my 14 years as a wedding planner, and creative entrepreneur. Whether you’re an event professional, small business owner, or planning your own wedding, all are welcome here and I hope you find this podcast entertaining and inspiring.

The Wedding Plan Tyler Speier

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Welcome to the Wedding Plan! My name is Tyler Speier and I am a luxury event planner based in Santa Barbara, California. My team and I get to travel the world producing amazing events, especially weddings. Being an event planner is one of the great joys of my life, along with being a husband and a daddy. My heart for this podcast is for it to be a vulnerable space to share the adventures that happen behind the scenes of picture-perfect weddings. To many people, my job looks glamorous, and parts of it are. But I’m excited to share about the literal blood, sweat, and tears behind every glamorous outcome. Follow along for real-life stories of trials and struggles from my 14 years as a wedding planner, and creative entrepreneur. Whether you’re an event professional, small business owner, or planning your own wedding, all are welcome here and I hope you find this podcast entertaining and inspiring.

    The Power of Saying No

    The Power of Saying No

    - "What you don't do determines what you can do" - Tim Ferris (1:30)- Saying no to potential clients (4:40)- Who is your ideal client? (5:38)- What is your ideal life? (14:45)- Saying no to business opportunities (17:20)- Balancing your calendar (21:54 )

    • 28 min
    How to Be a Wedding Guest

    How to Be a Wedding Guest

    1. Say thank you and RSVP (5:10)2. Only the names on the invitation are invited. Don't ask about plus ones or kids (7:00)3. Dress appropriately (8:36)4. Give a gift (10:12)5. Be on time (11:45)6. Be present (13:25)7. Have fun, but don't be sloppy (14:40)8. Be positive, don't complain (16:00)9. Say thank you (19:10)10. The purpose of being there is to love and serve the couple (20:17)

    • 23 min
    How to Be a Wedding Host

    How to Be a Wedding Host

    - The heart behind hosting a wedding (1:50)- Who is the host? (6:25)- Involving the host in decision-making (7:30) - My personal wedding (10:10)- What does it mean to be a good host? Kindly and Clearly communicate: (10:55) 1. Logistics (13:15) 2. Travel information (16:40) 3. What to wear (19:00) 4. Gift giving (24:50) 5. Religious traditions (27:08)- Ideas for where to share these details (29:13)

    • 31 min
    Advocating for Your Clients and Team

    Advocating for Your Clients and Team

    - The goal is happy clients and a happy team (3:30)- "I am on your team" (4:30)- Example #1 Hair & Makeup: Don't throw people under the bus (6:03)- Example #2 Venue: Diplomacy (11:15)- Example #3 Catering: Teamwork (16:08)- Example #4 Photographer: Dealing with difficult personalities (20:30)

    • 27 min
    Building Your Vendor Team

    Building Your Vendor Team

    - Core Vendors vs. Design & Production Vendors (3:55)- Baseline expectations vs. going above and beyond (5:20)- How to be a good team player: (6:30) 1. Be professional (6:55) 2. Be clear about what you need (8:50) 3. Be organized (10:20) 4. Take ownership (11:35) 5. Be humble (14:05) 6. Giving Credit (17:55) 7. Being generous (19:25)- Summary (22:45)

    • 25 min
    Building Your Team

    Building Your Team

    In this episode I will be talking about:- Hiring my first employee and feeling vulnerable (3:30) - My team propels us forward, gives me room to grow (5:30)- Hiring people based on attitude and work ethic, over their experience (6:38)- Hiring for a "Supporting Role" (7:43)- Hiring for a "Leadership Role" & hiring people who are better than you at something (8:57)- My goal this year: eliminating myself as the bottleneck (12:19)- Delegating: self-evaluation and letting go (13:15)&...

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

whatthestephh ,

Such a Great Listen!

Tyler consistently shares great messages in a warm and enthusiastic way, and the behind the scenes stories are so fun to hear! Can’t wait to hear more!

Kelly McWilliams ,

It’s a rare opportunity

It’s a rare opportunity to get insight from a master of their craft in any industry. Weddings even more so.
Tyler brings a warm heart and incredible expertise.

not alexa ,

Really Fun Podcast

As someone in the event industry, I love listening to Tyler share his hilarious behind-the-scenes stories! You can tell he’s being genuine. I’ve followed him on Instagram and TikTok for a while now, and I’m so excited to hear more advice & stories from Tyler on this unique platform! I highly recommend this podcast if your looking for some good laughs, encouragement for your small business, or if your planning a wedding ⭐️💯

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